NEW IBERIA, La. – Avex is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person career fair that connects qualified candidates to opportunities at the company’s expanding commercial aircraft services facility at Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish.
The interview event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Acadiana Workforce Solutions Center, 601 Ember Drive in New Iberia. Job seekers can register in advance here, or in person on the day of the event. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their résumé to the career fair.
Company representatives will conduct initial screenings and interviews with all candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Airframe and powerplant mechanic
- A&P certification
- Heavy maintenance
- Structural assembly/sheet metal/composite repair
- Interiors technician
- NDT (nondestructive testing) certification
Related experience in other manufacturing and aviation roles will also be considered.
Avex, which has long specialized in the painting of commercial aircraft, announced in July that it would invest $2.5 million to develop an aircraft maintenance hangar to accommodate the addition of aircraft maintenance and conversion services. The company plans to eventually create 100 new direct jobs to support the expansion, while retaining 83 existing jobs.
LED FastStart hosts numerous virtual and in-person career fairs each year covering a range of industries, from digital/tech to manufacturing. To receive email notifications about future interview events, opt in here.
Since its inception in 1990, the mission of Avex has been to be the world’s leader in aviation exterior painting. Through the years, paint operations have grown and diversified to include the commercial, military and VIP markets. Avex leadership and core group have always stood ready for new challenges and training opportunities to build and maintain a loyal customer base. New ownership with a transition into maintenance, while retaining paint operations, builds on the foundation of its core values and customer service. For more information, visit the Avex company website.
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2021, LED attracted 64 new economic development projects representing over 18,100 new direct and indirect jobs, 9,700 retained jobs and more than $20.5 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at OpportunityLouisiana.com.